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Canada: Ontario delays ban on vaping in public spaces

A bill that is being proposed by Ontario’s Health Ministry would regulate vaping in the same way as smoking, hence placing restrictions on where vapers can use their devices and also on how the products can be marketed and sold. E-cigarette retailers fear that the proposed regulation would prohibit their staff from showing their customers how the products work and not allow their customers to try samples of e-liquids.

Customers need employees to “walk them through how to use the product,” said Maria Papaioannoy, a co-owner of vape shops Ecig Flavorium. “No one expects to go buy technology without an opportunity to get educated on how to use it,” she added during a news conference at the Ontario Legislature last week.

Adding another a barrier against smokers wanting to switch

This legislation puts “really huge barriers in the way of the majority of smokers who say they want to quit.”

Renowned public health expert and chair of the advisory committee of the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and

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